Uma Thurman forgives Quentin Tarantino—but not Harvey Weinstein—for crash on Kill Bill set

Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a story that observers had been awaiting ever since her terse, righteously angry statement when she was asked about sexual misconduct on the red carpet back in November: The full story of why Uma Thurman burns with white-hot rage when she hears the name “Harvey Weinstein.” In…

Uma Thurman speaks out against Harvey Weinstein in Kill Bill-inspired Instagram post

Earlier this month, a clip began circulating of Uma Thurman refusing to offer a “tidy soundbite” to Access Hollywood about the sudden movement to expose sexual misconduct in Hollywood. “I have learned that when I’ve spoken in anger I usually regret the way I express myself,” Thurman said, “So I’ve been waiting to…

Uma Thurman takes a “fixer” role on Bravo’s My So Called Wife

Variety is reporting that Uma Thurman has signed on for a recurring guest role on Bravo’s new scripted drama My So Called Wife. The Academy Award-nominated actress will play Lenny Cohen, a “lethal fixer” who can do anything from “eliminating an enemy” to “whipping up a world class omelette.” Presumably, Thurman’s…

Recreating a Kill Bill fight sequence at home is messy business

Quentin Tarantino’s sprawling, two-film revenge saga Kill Bill is told, like many of this director’s stories, out of chronological order. That means that the first big fight sequence of Vol. 1 is the one between Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox), a.k.a. Copperhead, and Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo (Uma Thurman), a.k.a. Black…

Uma Thurman and a Bollywood star join forces for an Extraordinary Journey

According to a report in Variety, Uma Thurman, Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi, and Little White Lies’s Laurent Lafitte have been cast in Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi’s upcoming feature, The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir. They join Bollywood star Dhanush—who will be making his Hollywood debut in the film—…

Uma Thurman’s The Brits Are Coming casts some Brits (also Sofia Vergara)

For a movie with an allusion to another country right there in the title, the cast of the upcoming jewel heist flick The Brits Are Coming has been looking distinctly Yankee-centric. So far, the only cast members announced for the broad comedy has been star Uma Thurman, who’s playing a British thief who’s forced to…

Going Neeson: 14 aging actors who should star in action franchises

Seven years ago, Liam Neeson appeared in the surprise smash Taken, defying all conventional wisdom about the average age of action stars and the career trajectories of “serious” actors. Though there was some precedent for this casting—Neeson had appeared in blockbusters before, usually as a mentor figure, and had…

The Slap searches for a sense of control in a chaotic world (and on NBC)

The Slap is a ridiculous title for an even more ridiculous-sounding premise. However, the original Australian miniseries (itself based on the Christos Tsiolkas novel) is one of the more affecting pieces of character-driven TV from the last five years. The story’s general premise undersells the show’s uniqueness and…

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